Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson
What We Love
- Secluded privacy: The hotel is surrounded by 26 acres
- The mansions' Old World charm and fine woodwork
- Indoor pool, racquetball courts and sauna
- Bocce, horseshoes and volleyball courts, and more, on the grounds
- One of Jetsetter's top haunted hotels
What To Know
- Popular venue for weddings and conferences
- Historic rooms tend to be on the small side
- No on-site spa, but massages can be arranged
- Manhattan is a little over an hour away, either by train or car (depending on traffic)
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
When you stay at Tarrytown House Estate in Tarrytown, you’ll be in the historical district and convenient to Washington Irving’s Sunnyside and Lyndhurst Mansion. This hotel is within close proximity of Irvington Town Hall Theater and Irvington Town Hall Theater.
Make yourself at home in one of the 212 air-conditioned rooms featuring MP3 docking stations and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including outdoor tennis courts, a 24-hour health club, and an outdoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Buffet breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and express check-in. Planning an event in Tarrytown? This hotel has 30000 square feet (2787 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
If you loved The Shining, you'll love this hotel. Seriously, it is a beautiful setting, a recent remodel had made the rooms adequately comfortable if not luxurious. Major problems though in processing check in, reservations, limited bell staff, labyrinth-like setup made it a nightmare for a wheelchair bound guest who had to be wheeled outside, up and down hill and through buildings to get to her room. Guests waited we'll part the 4pm check in time for their rooms to be available and then very long times to get their luggage. Carry your own, you say? See labyrinth comment. Breakfast was nice... If you can find the building. Signage is often unhelpful.
I arrived late in the pouring rain, hopeful, once I managed to find it, based on the impressive entry. The front desk attendant was moderately helpful once he had taken his time finishing what he was doing on social media, though not terribly proficient with parking directions or listening to me spell my name for the third time. After a drenching walk from a crowded parking lot, I made my way through byzantine corridors with endless mini flights of stairs and no ramps or elevators in sight. Once one appeared, it was almost entirely useless given that no approach was possible without at least one set of steps. My higger-end suite was more spartan and antiseptic than a hospital room, with harsh lighting to match. No wall hangings, no place to set down so much as a cup on the sink, and no side-tables in the bathrooms either. Anything you might need to set down in the bathroom had to go IN the sink, on the floor, or on a closed toilet lid. The mirror about the sink was so low that, even at 5'8", I couldn't see above my neck. The bed was so hard and poorly made that the floor seemed like it might be an upgrade. When I checked out the next morning, the few signs pointing me to an exit led me to one...which deposited me onto the side of the building directly onto grass, with no path back to the parking lot--just a blind curve on a steep, paved road that was the primry exit from the property.
My experience was limited--the other buildings or facilities may have been perfectly lovely, and the grounds were beautiful--but as a stand-alone accommodation, this was as strange and unaccommodating a place as I have stayed in some time.
Great estate, interesting, fun, and an upstate escape. Great renovation! The rooms were modern and the beds were very comfy! Food was awesome and the cellar is a fun little bar. The staff was nice and the grounds were clean.
Overall - lack of pride of the staff created an experience that was very disappointing:
* agent at check in gave me poor information about where to park and lug my bags up and down stairs - there was a much better solution that was a lot easier.
* Sheets didn't fit bed; they were too big so I slipped around the bed any time I moved which was really uncomfortable. Sheets were also torn. One of my fellow conference attendees reported that her sheets had bodily fluids still visible on them.
* I don't need room cleaned every day so I left 'do not disturb' sign on the door. But the housekeeping staff came in anyway, and folded one towel.
* Air conditioning/heating unit was so loud - sounded like a truck coming in overnight.
*Walls are paper thin - I could hear my neighbors having sex in the night and then what they were talking about and laughing about, as well as phone conversations, unpacking.
* at the Conference, every other mug I picked up was dirty - lipstick around the edges, even gum. It was disgusting.
* in the Biddle Mansion foyer, there are dead flies sitting in the lamps.
* Staff prioritized other guests' comfort: setting up for a wedding loudly while others were on the patio having intense and quiet conversations. If they needed the space, block it off. One of my fellow attendees was kicked out of his room because the hotel overbooked - not a great experience.
Don’t go if you have other options! We used a travel service to book & paid in advance. Supposed to have a 1 bedroom executive suite for a family of 4. Not even close to what was described on hotel website or the service. Arrived with 3 large towels in room. Had to order more. Room was to have a dining area but all we had was a chandelier above a empty space. No table or chairs. Worst of all room described as having a double pull out couch & at bedtime we went to open it & it was not a pull out. Just a regular couch. We had ordered a roll-away so our daughter used that & our son said he would use the couch for a night but we had no bedding for it so after calling the desk twice they brought some sheets, a blanket, & a pillow.
In the morning we went to the desk & talked to the manager. We were told the room had no pull out couch as advertised or dining area. These could not be provided. They would give us a additional roll-out bed at no charge or we could leave. If we chose to leave, they would have the travel service refund the 2 nights charge we did not stay & 50% of the charge for the night we did stay. Initially she offered to refund the entire charge for the 1st night but then changed it because she said the computer would not allow it. Reluctantly we acccepted & left the property now to search for another place to stay for 2 nights. This interruption in our plans for this visit was needless to say very annoying. We drove to a couple of other hotels & found one better.